December 8th, NYC: Opening Reception for Alex Webb’s “The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Images”

©2011 Alex Webb

Aperture Foundation
Alex Webb The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Images

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm

“Aperture Foundation is pleased to announce the exhibition, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Images, coinciding with Alex Webb’s recently published monograph of the same title.

Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb notes, ‘To me, it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.’

Webb’s ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.”

The exhibition will be on view until January, 19, 2012

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555


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